Winners for 2 RWMF contests revealed

Merdeka Place hotel manager Mark Ferguson (centre) receiving the first
prize for the RWMF 2016 Hotel Decor Contest from Abdul Wahab, while Tourism,
Arts and Culture Ministry permanent secretary Datu Ik Pahon Joyik looks on.
— Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

Merdeka Place hotel manager Mark Ferguson (centre) receiving the first prize for the RWMF 2016 Hotel Decor Contest from Abdul Wahab, while Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry permanent secretary Datu Ik Pahon Joyik looks on. — Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

KUCHING: The winners for two contests held in conjunction with Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2016 were announced here yesterday.

For the first contest, which was RWMF 2016 Hotel Decor Contest, Merdeka Palace Hotel and Suites bagged the first prize of RM5,000 cash and 15 complimentary RWMF2016 tickets.

The second prize of RM3,000 cash and 15 complimentary tickets went to Pullman Hotel Kuching, while Grand Dormani Rajah Court won the third prize of RM1,000 and 15 complimentary tickets.

Other participating hotels received 10 complimentary tickets and a certificate of participation each. They were Harbour View Hotel, Grand Margherita, Riverside Majestic, Dormani Hotel, Ajang Hotel Miri and Meritz Hotel Miri.

The contest was organised by Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) in partnership with Malaysia Association of Hotels.

The objective of the contest was to create buzz and excitement among tourists and visitors staying in various hotels as well as locals as part of the publicity build-up and promotion for the festival.

The hotels were judged based on three criteria: relevance to theme, creativity of decoration and range of special promotions offered in line with RWMF.

The second contest was #RWMF2016 Insta Contest, which was also organised by STB together with Malaysia Shopping Malls Association.

It saw the participation of seven malls and one food outlet namely Eastern Mall, Vivacity Megamall, The Spring, Green Heights Mall, Cityone Megamall, Boulevard Shopping Mall, Sarawak Plaza and China House at The Old Courthouse.

These outlets set up their own RWMF2016 photo booths and the public were encouraged to take their most creative Instagram photos at these booths.

The winners selected for this contest were Jacob Kueh who won the first prize of four sets of three-day event passes, Choo Suan Hee who bagged the second prize of three sets of three-day passes and Stephanie Lesley who won the third prize of two sets of three-day passes. Other winners received two Friday passes each.

They were among the ten winners selected out of over 400 submissions from the public.

All prizes were given away by STB chairman Datuk Abdul Wahab Aziz.

The RWMF2016 is happening this weekend from Aug 5-7 at the Sarawak Cultural Village, Santubong. STB expects around 20,000 visitors for the three-day event, with 45 per cent from overseas.

The event will feature 25 performers from all over the world. Besides music and culture, festival goers will also be able to participate in various side events on site.

For more information, visit the website at www.rwmf.net or contact stb@sarawaktourism.com.

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